IoT News Roundup
Vodafone expanding connectivity offerings via satellite coverage; Jabil, Verizon Ventures invest in Verdigris; Autodesk integrates predicative maintenance software into Fusion platform; YunOS to use Gemalto identity-management services for IoT devices; Kontakt.io opens beacon showroom in Berlin; Orange Launches Datavenue Service Worldwide.
- UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone
The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.
- Hospitals, Schools, Hotels Test Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons
The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.
- To Stand Out in the Field, Filter Manufacturer Adds IoT
Donaldson is offering its customers a means for remotely tracking the filters' lifespan, with the goal of keeping their operations flowing smoothly.
- IoT News Roundup
London to host free LoRa network; survey reveals progress and blind spots with the IoT; a new report from Akamai says Secure Shell protocol not secure at all, while MITRE offers money and access to stoke a new IoT security solution; Gooee to integrate PointGrab tech for building automation apps.
- Manufacturer Tracks Scaffolding Products Via Beacon-Based RTLS
Altrad is using Smartly's SINTRA system to track the locations of steel scaffolding tagged with Bluetooth beacons, with Samsung phones and tablets functioning as tag readers.
- Hackers Used the IoT to Create an Unprecedented DDoS Attack—Now What?
We asked security expert Dan Lohrmann what a massive cyberattack on cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs' website means for the wider Internet of Things industry.
- IoT News Roundup
Comcast, AT&T each announce IoT pilots; Xenio Systems stands alone; CEL adds voice, low-latency features to smart-building platform; HID, Intel each launch smart-building products; Verizon takes IoT to the skies.
- VMWare Partners With APX Labs to Support Workplace Wearables
Smart glasses seem to be gaining traction in the enterprise, aided by software enabling companies to quickly scale up from pilots to deployments.
- How Glanbia Uses Asavie's Tech to Connect Fleets, Factories, Farmers and Retailers
An Irish manufacturer of nutritional supplement and dairy products uses Asavie's technology to add visibility to the beginning and end of its supply chain.
- Malibu Rum Serves Up NFC-Connected Bottles
The maker of the coconut-flavored liquor is carrying out a three-month pilot involving Tesco shoppers, to learn how RFID can be used to engage consumers and understand their behavior.
- IoT News Roundup
SAP betting big on IoT; new Exosite software integrates gateway controls; Parker announces expanded Bluetooth sensor line; new developer tools from The Qt Company; new LoRa sensor line from Trimble.
- To Grow Their Industrial IoT Services, GE and Bosch Are Joining Forces
Looking to broaden their respective capabilities in the Internet of Things, the two industrial giants are working with the Eclipse open-source community to integrate elements of their respective cloud platforms.
- Waze Driving Constant Contact Via Bluvision Beacons
Google's social navigation service will employ Bluvision's new BEEKS Plus LR beacons, which offer a longer range and battery life, to pinpoint the locations of Waze users as they drive through tunnels and under bridges.
- IT Firm Prepares Student-Tracking App for Swiss Resort's Ski School
Ski and snowboard pupils will be issued LoRa-based radio tags, while access points throughout the resort will determine their location and convey it to the instructor's smartphone via an application.